It Doesn’t Take Much.

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It really surprises me when I am surprised by so-called educated people who continue to execute the stupid definition.  You know the one that says being stupid is doing the same thing over and over again in the exact same way and keep expecting different results.  Seems the SoS Clinton suffers greatly from this disorder.

First she, in front of the House Foreign Actions Committee says; “It won’t surprise you that I don’t consider him a particularly reliable source” when speaking of VP Chaney on the torture investigations that are sure to come.  I hope she isn’t surprise to find out the majority of Americans don’t find her or her husband particularly honest as a source either.  Now if that was the only thing, it wouldn’t even be a blimp on the screen.  Obviously she is in front of her own people, Democrats, and one would expect them to laugh at her lame little partisan joke.  I don’t think anyone would disagree that it certain was partisan.

But then she thinks that rational people, that is those of us who do not suffer from stupid disorder, believe her when she says; she supports a “nonpolitical,” “nonpartisan” review of the interrogation program. She goes on to say; “I believe we ought to get to the bottom of this entire matter,” she said. “I think it is in the best interest of our country and that is what the president believes.” Real quick, raise your hand if you believe there is any chance on God’s Green Earth of finding that group of people in the halls of Congress?  I didn’t think so.

Watergate, Whitewater and Iran/Contra, were all supposed to be non-partisan weren’t they?  Please tell me you don’t believe that they were.

So let me move on to Stupid Disorder #2.  “We actually believe that by following the diplomatic path we are on, we gain credibility and influence with a number of nations who would have to participate in order to make the sanctions regime as tight and as crippling as we would want it to be,” Clinton told the committee. The really, really, really sad part is that I do believe that she believes this nonsense.  Has she been sleeping for the 30 years?  Did she miss where it failed for Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush?

Stupid is as stupid does, as the expression goes.  How many sanctions have worked where Madam Secretary?  I know you can’t think of one because there are not any to think of.  They don’t work, especially against dictators, because they only hurt the people that have no guns to revolt against the dictator with.

I may have lost some memory with age, but I swear this is worse than Carter.

Last stab of the day.  The Presidents first 100 days.  Unnamed Senior Official claims; “you would be hard-pressed to find another administration that’s done so much in such a short period of time. It’s been a very productive 100 days.”

OK, so lets look at what he claims are the productive gains (the remarks in bold are mine):

  • Passing the “largest” economic stimulus bill in American history. (Wasted more tax dollars than any President in history)
  • Ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay military detention facility and abolishing “enhanced interrogation techniques.” (Without having a place to put individuals that want to kill us and eliminating an effective method of gaining useful information).
  • Setting a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq. (Which had already mostly been worked out by the last Administration)
  • Ordering 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and enlisting, with modest new assistance, European allies in a new multi-layered strategy there and in Pakistan. (Euroweenies send people who will not fight and will be of very little help)
  • “Returning science to its rightful place” by lifting the Bush restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research. (Wasting tax dollars on something that should be and would be funded privately if anyone really believed it would work)
  • Signing laws to expand children’s(sic) health insurance (financed by a 61-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax the adviser did not tout). (Increasing the smoking fine to thus hurt the poorest who do the most smoking and if they manage to quit, decreases revenue so that we the taxpayer would have to foot the bill)
  • Signing a law meant to improve the ability of women who allege pay discrimination to sue their employer. (Yep just what we need, more litigation in this Country)
  • Diminishing the role of lobbyists in the White House (By hiring them for other positions within the Government)
  • “Forge a meaningful statement from the United Nations” criticizing North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile. (Which resulted in nothing from the UN and making the President look weak with his “real ramifications” speech)
  • Lifting travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban Americans who seek to travel more frequently to the island and send more US currency to their immediate family. (So Castro could come out and laugh at him and say no deal, I offer nothing and am making no deals with you)
  • Engaging world leaders in Europe, Turkey, Latin American and the Caribbean with “strength and humility.” (Who gave him nothing, hardly even lip service and some even openly insulted him)

I know some are going to say “it’s only been…”  but if the White House is going to claim great things, they should perhaps have some great things, not failures, to boast about.

chas

“Rebellion to Tyranny is Obedience to God”

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12 Responses to “It Doesn’t Take Much.”

  1. Dog Obedience. How well do you know the definitions? | Dog Care Explained Says:

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    Thanks for linking me to your site.

    chas

  2. DogOnCrack Says:

    Let’s take a look at how other Presidents have done, shall we?

    President Barack Obama
    Latest approval rating: 64 percent | Initial approval rating: 67 percent

    President George W. Bush
    100-day approval rating: 62 percent | Initial approval rating: 57 percent

    President Bill Clinton
    100-day approval rating: 55 percent | Initial approval rating: 58 percent

    President George H.W. Bush
    100-day approval rating: 56 percent | Initial approval rating: 51 percent

    President Ronald Reagan
    100-day approval rating: 68 percent | Initial approval rating: 51 percent

    President Jimmy Carter
    100-day approval rating: 63 percent | Initial approval rating: 66 percent

    President Richard Nixon
    100-day approval rating: 62 percent | Initial approval rating: 59 percent

    President John Kennedy
    100-day approval rating: 83 percent | Initial approval rating: 72 percent

    President Dwight Eisenhower
    100-day approval rating: 73 percent | Initial approval rating: 68 percent

    It would seem as though Obuttmonkey is nothing special in this regard unless it’s the fact that he’s 1 of 3 out of the 9 whose rating has gone down.

    In any case, most Americans obviously give any new President the benefit of the doubt at the start.

    Don’t expect that to last very long.
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    Thanks Dog. I will keep that in my file of the rest of the story.

    chas

  3. Gini Says:

    Whew! Now, that was something, for sure Lori. Well, okey dokey, I guess. The law as well as the constitution says clearly laws cannot be made, and people then prosecuted for breaking them, after the fact. Hum? This may seem a small thing, however it is huge huge huge, and promises to cause havoc and mayhem, if the people who were involved w/the Bush admin are prosecuted for anything at all regarding decisions made to fight the terrorists. The president needs to get off the lib train, and be the centrist he promised to be, if he wants to be affective. Things pushed thru congress that do not serve the country as a whole, is not leading! When he signs documents that do not serve the citizens as a whole, he is not leading. When you can’t send your kiddo’s to school, or grandchildren to school, and your treasure is taken to give to someone who has not earned it, that is not charity, that is theft! We as a country, cannot “borrow ourselves out of debt”, so this man is in error, and his plan is faulty. But, if one is a socialist, of course, the plan sounds just hunky dorey, so this is a useless comment. There is no persuading the really uniformed among us, I guess…

  4. L0RBE Says:

    Hey Chas, Except for the fine on cigs, I am thrilled with the President’s accomplishments thus far.. Thanks for making such a detailed list of them all.. do you mind if I share them?

    All of your bullet points were things that he promised he would do on the campaign trail and I would guess are the reasons he won the election.

    So far so good, and things are looking up… As you can see from the AP article I posted the “headed in the right direction” polls are up 31 percent…. I’ll take it, as would any political advisor in the world!

    Poll of polls has him at 65 percent.. considering….. When Bush left office he was in the low 20-s American’s are feeling a whole lot better. Our stock market is up for 6 weeks straight housing is a Teeeeeny tiny bit better, and HELL it’s sunny in Michigan.. Who could ask for any thing more? LOL

    Isn’t that a song? lol

    After Obama’s 100 days, US on right track
    By RON FOURNIER and TREVOR TOMPSON
    Associated Press Writers
    Posted: 37 minutes ago
    WASHINGTON — Millions of people jobless. Billions of dollars in bailouts. Trillions of dollars in U.S. debt. And yet, for the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is on the right track.
    In a sign that Barack Obama has inspired hopes for a brighter future in the first 100 days of his presidency, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 48 percent of Americans believe the United States is headed in the right direction – compared with 44 percent who disagree.
    The “right direction” number is up 8 points since February and a remarkable 31 points since October, the month before Obama’s election.

    xoxoxo lor
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    Lori, Lori Lori, I know you love the guy and the people and press are still enthralled, but this will fade.

    Right/wrong direction combined polls show 56% to 37% wrong direction. Congressional approval 34% /59% disapprove. One biased good rating is not the Country. The President does still hold a 61% approval rating despite the logical conclusion that his home efforts have thus far gone for almost nill and his aboard efforts have been pitiful in my estimation.

    For all his new approach he gained not a thing. No one except his Staff believes otherwise, unless you know nothing about foreign policy. He was no more effective than the last 4 Presidents and I don’t believe that he will reverse that trend. And it has nothing to do with the image thing. It’s envy and talking nice and calling his Country names isn’t going to endear the Euroweenies to us no matter how badly he ‘dis us.

    I do give him credit for following the Bush plan in the War thus far. I just hope he keeps it up. Some things he has varied and I fear that might bite us in the tush later, but I hope not.

    chas

  5. Salvatore Says:

    Morning Chas
    I dont know where to start,
    they want to prosecute Bush officials for interrogation techniques that were used against terrorist that want to kill us.
    but instead they want to prosecute the people that kept America safe?.
    our enemies are loving this.
    this is unbelievable.
    Great job Chas.
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    And the claim that we might have gotten the same information if we used easier methods. Do they think they didn’t try first to do that? What knuckleheads.

    chas

  6. Sterling Says:

    The only thing this president has been productive at is selling our security down the road. Be it financial or military or mental wellness, he’s yanked the safety net, and the wire is getting higher and thinner.

    It’s only been one hundred days. God help us every one of the remaining 1300 days. Not that I’m counting, you understand. 🙂
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    I should have a clock counting down.

    chas

  7. Eileen Says:

    Lots of good information and food for thought. Obviously–many have no filter whatsoever from their mouth to their brain.
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    Mostly because they will not be held accountable.

    chas

  8. Frank C Says:

    In the words of our beloved FORREST GUMP….”stupid is as stupid does.”

    Otravler had no success with the Europacifists on Afghanistan and they will only take one GITMO detainee. Where are the other 250 going to go?

    On the Ciggy tax, New York learned when it raised the tax on ciggys that people bought fewer and the revenue sunk lichor the sea anchor of a carrier.

    Another fine piece.
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    Thanks Frank.

    chas

  9. Gini Says:

    Ha, Betty!!! Too funny! We are reminded, she said I didn’t win, he did…we are a country of laws and we have a constitution that we are pledged to protect, so we don’t ever just “follow orders”, if the orders are counter to the constitution and/or the law of the land. Who said that? It’s true, and we should never forget that “I was just following orders” is not an excuse, ever!!! Great piece Chas wrote, yet again!!! Gini

  10. Pat Says:

    the saying “you cant fix stupid” is so apropos i really wonder if they believe the words that come from their mouths

    i am only waiting for the next attack on our homeland and it will happen chas the rest of the world is looking at us and laughing where did this great wonderful country go to?? it is all very alarming
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    You can fix stupid in Politics, it’s called vote them out of Office.

    chas

  11. Gini Says:

    Another great piece Chas…would seem the new prez should have waited a sec, and really researched what was really happening and why, before charging forward “into the breach”, with little skill, and zero information to guide him through these troubled waters. He is a huge huge disappointment, and what was feared, seems to be happening right in front of we, the citizen. He has effectively put us, as well as the world, in terrible jeopardy, as he was totally unwilling to “listen, think and discern” before moving forward. Gini
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    About 58 million people believed that. So far it seems we are being proved correct.

    chas

  12. βɛʈʈɥ Says:

    Was Hillary dodging sniper fire when she spoke? You know, nerves……
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    I think she has plenty of nerve…lol

    chas

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